Lot 6028: EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN ANNE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY TRAY-TOP TEA TABLE WITH C-SCROLLS AND CANDLESLIDES, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1755 |
January 21, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: underside of slide rail bears small paper label with typed inscription S.L63.14 / Mrs. du Pont, broken at skirt one leg and leg square replaced.
Refinished, stops on slides replaced, one leg broken out and leg square replaced.
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Provenance: Margaret Wilson Lewis du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware.
Dimensions: Height 27 1/4 in. by Width 29 3/4 in. by Depth 20 1/2 in.
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Art from American Collections, March-April 1963;
New York, Bernard and S. Dean Levy, An American Tea Party: An Exhibition of Colonial Tea and Breakfast Tables 1715-1783, November 1988.
James Biddle, American Art From American Collections, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1963), p. 45, no. 80;
An American Tea Party, Colonial Tea and Breakfast Tables 1715-1783, (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1988), p. 22, no. 14.